Ambient foods

Tesco and Cow & Gate have recalled 15 products in the 7+month range of baby food products

Baby food recalled due to tampering

By Gwen Ridler

Cow & Gate and big four retailer Tesco have launched a voluntary recall of 15 varieties of baby food over concerns that some of the jars might have been tampered with.

The new facility can produce a wide range of own-label ethnic snacks for top UK retailers

Surya Foods snacks plant to offer 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Surya Foods is to create 30 new jobs at a £2m factory at Harwich as the company expands into dedicated UK ethnic snacks production for the first time.

Veganuary new products

Veganuary 2020 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs’ new vegan steak bake and KFC’s first meat-free burger are just two of the latest plant-based launches in time for Veganuary 2020, featured in this photo gallery.

Profits have grown a Princes as it continues to invest in its production capabilities

Princes reports profit growth after year of investment

By Gwen Ridler

Princes has reported a 56% jump in operating profit to £15m in its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019, capping off a productive year of investment in plant and sustainability.

The Podberry product is harvested and frozen in under two and a half hours before undergoing a freeze-drying process and is never fried

Vegan snack goes UK-wide

By Rod Addy

Scottish vegan snack brand Podberry, produced by Bruce Farms, is going UK-wide from late December via office snack box delivery scheme Officedrops Nutribox.

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

Senior hires at Müller Yogurt & Desserts and the appointment of a new planning director at potato processor Branston head up this photo gallery of people on the move in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Poor weather conditions threaten the supply of potatoes in the UK

Crisp production threatened by poor potato harvest

By Gwen Ridler

Manufacturers of crisps and frozen chips are at risk of losing access to vital raw materials, after wet weather prohibited the harvest of potatoes destined for food processors.

Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By Gwen Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

Docker has used Shaws' family heritage to make a name for her business

Me & My Team

Shaws: The art of preservation

By Jan Docker

Shaws managing director Jan Docker (front right) is using the Huddersfield-based chutney maker’s long family heritage to take the business to new heights.

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Halloween has rolled around once more, and what better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve than with a selection of the spookiest new product developments (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers?

Whitworths is focusing on NPD after a downturn in performance for last year

Whitworths to launch plant-based ready meals

By Dan Colombini

Seeds and nuts producer Whitworths is seeking to enter the lucrative plant-based ready meal sector with a new range planned for next year, as the firm announced a reduction in turnover in its full-year results.

Trends, foodservice and family play big roles at Shaws

Trends and challenges at Shaws

By Gwen Ridler

Staying on top of flavour trends, effective reformulation and foodservice sales have all contributed to the success of chutney and relishes producer Shaws, according to managing director Jan Docker.

Tata Chemicals Europe n 2010, and it has invested substantially in the site

ME AND MY TEAM

British Salt: pure approach pays off

By Stephen Crabb

Stephen Crabb, head of operations for salt and bicarbonate at British Salt, explains why the level of purity his plant can get to has worldwide appeal.

Wincanton's new chief executive, export success for the British Game Alliance and a new listing for the Meatless Farm co all feature in this round-up

Food and drink manufacturing news round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From a senior appointment at one of the UK’s largest chilled supply chain operators to export success for the British Game Alliance, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

Kent Crisps is to export its products to Disney World in Florida

Kent Crisps secures Disney World export deal

By Gwen Ridler

Packets of Kent Crisps will soon appear at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Florida, after a successful pitch at part of the Government’s Food is GREAT campaign.

The factory makes Hula Hoops and own-label Hula Hoop-style products

Hygiene allegations spark KP Snacks Ashby probe

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks has launched an investigation into its Ashby-de-la-Zouch factory, which makes Hula Hoops and Hula-Hoops-style own-label products for major retailers, following anonymous hygiene allegations raised against it.

Mak Tok’s William Chew faced the Dragons (pictured) to secure an investment and their invaluable knowledge. Image © BBC

Mak Tok founder on Dragons’ Den appearance

By Gwen Ridler

Mak Tok founder William Chew talks to Food Manufacture about his appearance on last week’s episode of the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and what drove him to pitch for investment in his chilli paste company.